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the poll numbers let's bring in anna greenberg and steven seigman, senior vice president of global strategy group as well as a professor at columbia university. thank you for joining us. anna since you're farther away, we'll start with you. as you heard me say to nancy the first stage of grief is denial. there is a tendency among many partisans and democrats to say ah, those numbers don't mean -- what's the current state of the gender gap? >> well, of course the numbers are true. if you look at the share of the vote that obama got in 2008 among women he's not getting that right now. he hasn't been getting it for most of the year. over the course of august and september, and early october he started rebuilding his strength among women primarily because of republican missteps starting with todd akin's comments going into the republican convention and then finally the 47% video. and i think you know, in some ways, the lead that was built primarily on qualifying romney, it wasn't a surprise when he presented himself as s
to make a campaign issue out of the attack in bengahzi, libya, that killed christopher stevens and three other americans. >> folks want to know two things. why wasn't the security there and why did the administration try so hard to create the wrong image as to what happened. >> eliot: south carolina republican senator said white house confusion reflected effort to hide the administration's failures in the middle east. >> when something goes bad, they deny, they deceive, they delay. the truth is we're not safer. al-qaeda is alive. >> the day after the attack called it an act of terror, and charged every with the responsibility to get to the bottom of what happened. >> eliot: ambassador chris stevens father said, the security matters are being adequately investigated it would be really abhor rent to turn this into a campaign issue. joining us sam seder and alexis mcgill johnson. thank you for joining, both of you. sam, let me begin with you. this is a shocking turn of events with the president maintaining a solid lead completely collapsed after one debate why? >> i don't know. i think part
. and then the campaign ad reminded voters of the hapless response that in the attacks that killed chris stevens. >> romney's response showed a lack of presidential character and republican experts said romney's remarks were the worst possible reaction to what happened. if this is how he handles the world now think of what mitt romney might do as president. >> eliot: for more on mitt romney's assault on foreign policy record and focus in the middle east i'm joined by james traub who writes regular column "terms of engagement" for foreign policy.com and jon soltz, an iraq war veteran and co-founder and chairman of vote vets.org . is there anything tangible to bitebite into. >> it is adder. the bellicose language is the classic bellicose language, democrats are soft. democrats are weak. democrats are not resolute. but in this speech they've gotten closer to president obama than they were before. in the case of iran, which is iwhich has always been romney's big issue, he didn't say we should be prepared to bomb iran. no. he said, because he's trying to show that he's moderate now we should be prepa
killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. after the attack, the administration claimed the attack was a protest over an offensive youtube video gone bad. >> this is an response to a hateful and offensive video that was widely disseminated throughout the arab and muslim world. >> eliot: almost immediately that story ban to crumble and it changed day by day and it was confirmed there was never any protest and the attack was pre-planned today press secretary jay carney defended earlier statements tying the attack to the video. >> when asked what happened we gave our assessments based on the information we had at the time. >> eliot: a notion reiterated by ambassador patrick kennedy testifying today before the house oversight committee. >> no one in the administration has claimed to know all the answers. we've always made clear we're giving the best information that we have at the time and that information has evolved. for example, if any administration official, including any career official were on television on sunday, september 16th, they would have said what amb
on september 11th that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. president obama was requested about who was to blame for the attack on the jon stewart on "the daily show" with jon stewart. >> obama: every piece of information that we get as we got it we laid it out for the american people. >> i would say even you would say it was not the optimal response at least to the american people as far as us all of us being on the same page. >> obama: here's what i'm going to say as far as four americans getting killed, it's not optimal, and we'll fix it. >> all of it. >> obama: all of it. >> eliot: john mccain is it not like either response on the fox news this morning. >> the optimal line was regrettable and makes me feel sad. for him to say that every piece of information they got they laid out to the american people was one of the most disengenius statements i her heard. >> eliot: reporting within 24 hours of the attack that there was evidence it was carried out by militants and not an mob-angered anti-muslim video. it's unclear who had access to that information in the days that fo
chris stevens was killed then fumbling the opportunity in the second debate. he just let benghazi go. the second thing was not what he did in the debate. what they did in the 24 hours prior to the debate. on sunday, you saw typical republican talking points that said we don't want to negotiate with iran. lindsey graham, an adult on the issues said don't take the bait, mr. president. in the lead-up to the debate, the romney camp made clear we're prepared under the right circumstances to negotiate with iran. so that took some headlines we might have expected from last year's debate. last night's debate off the table. >> eliot: i suppose the one area still ripe for debate would be the budget as it relates to the defense department where mitt romney is sticking to his guns literally on the $2 trillion additional he wants to spend beyond what the president had proposed. that becomes a bureaucratic issue that i have a hard time seeing people getting emotionally involved in that over the next two weeks. >> it is a real c
and president of crossroads gps is? it is not karl rove. it is a guy named steven long. you know what he used to do? he was a chief lobbyist for the chamber of commerce. guess what the chamber of commerce wanted to lobby for? the stimulus bill. he begged for it! he said please, please! give us more stimulus. in fact, the u.s. chamber of commerce calls on the senate to approve without delay h. r. 1 the american recovery and reinvestment act of 2009. that is the guy running those ads against tim kaine who earlier said without delay we must have the stimulus money. and yet with a straight face, he turns around and runs the the ads against democrats. why? because they're professional liars. that's what they do for a living. get a load of what's happening in california. prop 32. it sounds like oh, my god we've these corporations taking this money and we've got to stop the corporations taking payroll from their employees using it for political purposes. >> if you have a telephoto lens, maybe you would see deals cut in shadow
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